Designing the warramiri website: A bala-rali bothways duoethnography from the Yolnu homeland of Gawa

Kathy Guthadjaka, Ben Van Gelderen

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Abstract

Technologies play an important role in the intergenerational transmission of Yolnu languages and culture, but can digital development incorporate Yolnu cosmological and epistemological frameworks? Despite the pressures of an increasingly standardised Australian Curriculum, the Yolnu Indigenous Warramiri community at Gawa in remote Northern Territory continues to pursue an 'on country' homeland and intercultural 'bothways' philosophy of education. In this paper, we outline some of the bala-rali (backwards and forwards) discussions and negotiations from 2009-15, as a form of duoethnography that culminated in the design of the Warramiri website to support such a bothways philosophy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-40
Number of pages22
JournalAustralian Aboriginal Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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